This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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On the very spot where the wall once divided Germany, HINTERM HORIZONT, featuring the great hits of Udo Lindenberg, unites fact and fiction in a moving story about...

Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2017

Reflections and mirror images, doubles and twins, symmetry, reversals and unified opposites, synchrony and palindrome, virtual reality and voyeurism, the infinite and...

Charité, Campus Mitte / Medizinhistorisches Museum
11/12/2015 - 04/03/2016

Permanent exhibition about the two summer weeks in 1995, when Christo & Jeanne Claude wrapped the German Reichstag completely into silver fabric.

11/25/2015 - 12/31/2016
Märkisches Museum
12/04/2015 - 03/28/2016

Berlin's Naturkundemuseum (Museum of Natural History) is known as the home of the world's largest assembled...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, is moving to Berlin in December 2015 when...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018

Tyrannosaurus rex is the superstar among dinosaurs. Between 1902 and today, around 50 specimens have been discovered in North America, none of them complete. The...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/31/2018
Festival & set of events

Wrocław / Breslau is European Capital of Culture in 2016 (together with San Sebastian, Spain). Berlin was and is the cultural capital of Germany.

In 2016, we...

diverse Orte
02/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

The Boros Collection is a private collection of contemporary art.
It contains groups of works by international artists dating from 1990 to the present....

Bunker Reinhardstraße
02/04/2016 - 05/29/2016

From February 10 to July 10, 2016, Nationalgalerie will present a solo show by Berlin based artist Julian Rosefeldt (b. 1965) at Hamburger Bahnhof. Rosefeldt is...

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
02/10/2016 - 07/10/2016
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans from around the world – and, above all, some great films. Around 400...

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/11/2016 - 02/21/2016

World class athletes come to the big competition to Berlin in a covered hall. Overall, the athletes compete in nine running, throwing and jumping events.

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
02/13/2016 - 5pm

Photographs by Gavin Evans

Berlin based photographer Gavin Evans is renowned for his uncompromising take on portraiture. A roll call of...

The Institute
02/20/2016 - 03/30/2016

Four fight in speed skating of men and ladies. The all-round World Cup is organized by the German Speed ​​Skating Association (DESG) and takes place in...

Sportforum Berlin-Hohenschönhausen(Große Sporthalle)
03/05/2016 - 03/06/2016
Trade fair & congress

ITB Berlin, short for International Tourismusbörse Berlin, is the world's largest travel trade show. Each year, over 10,000 exhibitors present dream destinations...

Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messegelände Berlin)
03/09/2016 - 03/13/2016
Festival & set of events

International music festival for contemporary music; feat.
numerous Berlin premières and worls premières

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
03/11/2016 - 03/20/2016
Festival & set of events

Berlin Alternative Fashion Week is a platform showcasing the rise of alternative concepts in fashion. With a programme of shows and marketplaces, it aims to promote...

Postbahnhof (am Ostbahnhof)
03/16/2016 - 03/19/2016
Festival & set of events

The FESTTAGE festival was launched by Daniel Barenboim twenty years ago, and every Easter it has attracted large audiences to the Staatsoper and the Philharmonie —...

Philharmonie und Staatsoper
03/18/2016 - 03/28/2016

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Alte Nationalgalerie
03/19/2016 - 07/17/2016

Wembley 1966, Leon 1970, Turin 1990, London 1996, Bloemfontein 2010 - and many more.
Germany against England is one of the most recognizable matches in world...

Olympiastadion Berlin

Multimedia Show

The show introduces visitors on a fantastic historical journey from the Empire via the Roaring Twenties, Nazism, the Cold War...

The Gate
04/01/2016 - 12/31/2017

The Berlin Half Marathon is one of the classic running events held each year in the German capital.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee

The Berlin Half Marathon, the largest of its kind in Germany, is also the traditional season opener for recreational and professional skaters.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee

Isa Genzken (1948) is one of Germany’s most remarkable artists. Her work has its roots in the medium of sculpture and is characterized by a constantly evolving visual...

04/09/2016 - 06/26/2016

With a large collection of sculptures and ceramics, the exhibition “MAYA – The Language of Beauty” addresses an underlying aspect of pre-Hispanic fine arts: the body...

04/12/2016 - 08/07/2016

The maximumendowed Golf ProAm series in Germany.

Golf- und Country Club Seddiner See
04/28/2016 - 05/01/2016
Festival & set of events

47 participating galleries open their exhibitions on this art weekend. Contemporary positions of established artists, as well as promising newcomers will be presented...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
04/29/2016 - 05/01/2016
Festival & set of events

Jazz is as present and innovative as never before. At the same time Berlin is more than ever the melting pot of European music: Electronic, Classical, Indie and of...

Verschiedene Orte
05/05/2016 - 05/08/2016

2016 we will have exciting competitions at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg/ Havel.
Europe's top athletes will compete for the popular medals....

Regattastrecke Beetzsee
05/06/2016 - 05/08/2016
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.